sponsors a number of clinical research projects establishing the
scientific basis for therapeutic massage as an independent treatment
and recognition of therapeutic massage as a valid treatment modality
beyond its known uses for relaxation and stress reduction. This
research project involves scientific studies conducted by medical
experts in the field, and involve labs and facilities of leading
medical research organizations in the Western United States.
Such research is intended to further diagnostic
and therapeutic knowledge of medical doctors, chiropractors, physical
therapists and the general public in preventing and treating the
above mentioned pathologies with massage therapy and to allow
greater understanding of and expanded use of therapeutic massage
as a bonafide medical treatment.
, an urgent medical and social problem that in recent
years has reached epidemic proportions. It is estimated that 10
million Americans, mostly women, suffer from varying degrees of
FMS symptoms. The modern medicine still does not know the cause
of FMS; patients are confused with controversial recommendations,
and there is no common agreement on the best treatment options.
The Institute seeks to improve the quality of life and to ultimately
find a cure for those suffering from this devastating disease.
The first phase in this process will be conducting a double blind
clinical study on FMS.
||Elimination of the condition of the hyperirritability
of the peripheral receptors to control the pain-analyzing
system of the patients with FMS.
||Restoration of the elasticity of the soft tissues in the
||Elimination of the hypertonic muscular abnormalities and
restoration of the normal resting muscular tone.
||Restoration of the proper circulation in the affected areas
to support ATP production.